The PGA of America was founded in April 2016 in the Martinique Hotel in New York City. The PGA is celebrating their Centennial in 2016 with a year-long schedule of activities and events to promote PGA Professionals as the experts in teaching the game of golf. The Centennial celebration kicked-off at the PGA Merchandise Show in January at Demo Day, with ceremonial tee shots by PGA Professionals from all 41 PGA Sections, along with junior golfers from participating PGA Junior League Golf teams. Now 100 days later, the PGA celebrates “National Instruction Day” on May 4, with Golf Channel airing an entire day of live instruction clinics nationwide to continue the Centennial celebration.
During the 100-day celebration, all 41 PGA Sections have been featured for their charitable, social or educational programs during PGA Section spotlights during Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Watch the message below from PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley for more information.
Be sure to tune in to Golf Channel on Wednesday, May 4 for instruction hints from the nation’s top golf instructors. Check out the full schedule below:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: NATIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY SCHEDULE (All times ET)
7 – 10 a.m.
Golf Channel’s Morning Drive (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America (in-studio);
Blair O’Neal & Jeff Ritter (in-studio co-hosts for National Instruction Day)
10 – 11 a.m.
Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield Township, N.J.)
Lead Instructor: Michael Breed
Guest Instructors: Lou Guzzi, Tom Henderson
Special Guest: Derek Sprague, President, PGA of America
11 – Noon
Ibis Golf & Country Club (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Lead Instructor: Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Jim McLean, Craig Harmon
Golf Channel Host: Sara Brown
2 – 3 p.m.
Keeton Park Golf Course (Dallas)
Lead Instructor: Cameron McCormick
Guest Instructors: Tony Martinez, Randy Smith
Golf Channel Host: Matt Adams
4 – 5 p.m.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Lemont Township, Ill.)
Lead Instructor: Stan Utley
Guest Instructors: Todd Sones, Kevin Weeks
Golf Channel Host: Charlie Rymer
6 – 7 p.m.
Golf Channel’s Golf Central (Orlando, Fla.)
Special Guests: National Instruction Day instructors
7 – 8 p.m.
Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden, Colo.)
Lead Instructor: Hank Haney
Guest Instructors: Trent Wearner, Sandy LaBauve
Golf Channel Host: Brian Crowell
8 – 9 p.m.
TPC Harding Park (San Francisco)
Lead Instructor: David Leadbetter
Guest Instructors: Suzy Whaley, Secretary, PGA of America; Josh Zander
Golf Channel Host: Lisa Cornwell
9 – 11 p.m.
Golf Channel Studio A (Orlando, Fla.)
Lead Instructors: Michael Breed, Martin Hall
Guest Instructors: Mike Bender, Cheryl Anderson